It’s that time again! Bungo in the Back Lanes is back for 2018, this Saturday, 1-5 pm. It’s one of the Southside’s greatest and longest running events.
Final preparations are underway, and the Bungo map is now available, showing just some of the events you can expect.
Meanwhile it take a lot of effort to make this happen, and if anyone wishes to help out in any way, may I suggest:
- Set up your own stall in your back garden / lane.
- Donations to the bottle stall
- Donations to the tombola (contact email@example.com)
- Stewarding on the day – there’s a briefing at 11.45 at the Society stall in the Marywood / Queen Square lane, or just show up any time and say hi, if you can spare us an hour with one of our fancy new orange jackets!
- Set up (and take down) the gazebos – we start 9am (ish) in the Marywood / Queen Square lane, and pause for bacon rolls at some point
For more guidance see the FAQ on this site.
Famous for its residents’ stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac and jewellery to homemade food and crafts, Bungo in the Back Lanes is an annual community festival that takes place in the lanes of Strathbungo.
The most exciting part of the festival is seeing which DIY stalls are set up on the day. Previous years have produced snail races, jumble stalls and a guess-the-sweeties-in-the-jar competition.
This year, #BitBL2018 is on 23rd June 2018.
Do you want to put up a stall?
Are you happy to host a stall or three in your garden?
Here’s what you need to know:
- Residents are free to open up their garden or let someone else use it. Please let us know if you are happy for your garden to be used and we can help match you with a stallholder.
- If you are not a resident and are planning on setting up a stall outside someone’s garden, please check first that they are happy for you to do so. Alternatively, there are several spots along the side lanes that are not directly outside people’s gardens.
- If you are selling from your garden, make sure you have good signage on the lane letting people know what awaits them. Otherwise, nobody will know!
- Do let us know where your stall is so we can add it onto our map.
- If you are planning on selling food, you will need a food safety licence from the council. Please contact:
Alison Lochrin, Technical Officer (Food Safety)
Business Regulation, Environmental Health and Trading Standards
Land and Environmental Services
231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX
0141 287 7990
There’s more detail on our BitBL FAQs page. If in doubt, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do our best to help.
It will be on 23rd June, folks…
More details in due course, but anyone interested in a commercial stall can email us at email@example.com to register their interest.
Spring is here! (well, almost) And so is Strathbungo’s Spring Fling…
The Bungo Bake Off is back, with some terrific prizes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Bake Off” in the subject line for more information and to register.
And come along on the day – there’s something for everyone with home baking, craft market and face painting.
Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road
Sunday 29 October
11.00 to 13.00 hrs
Pollokshields Heritage will again be offering three walking tours and two bus tours as their contribution to this year’s Doors Open Days Festival, as follows:-
On Saturday 16th September
Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: the Villas
Starting at 11am from Maxwell Park Station
Walk duration is two hours
Saturday 16th September
Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: the Tenements
Starting at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station
Walk duration is two hours
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
Pollokshields Bus Tour
(Registration from 1.45pm at Maxwell Park Station)
Tours start at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station
Tour duration is two hours
Sunday 17th September
Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk
Starting at 11.30am from the café at House for An Art Lover
Duration of walk is 60-70 minutes
All the above appear in this year’s Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival brochure on pages 37 and 39, at paragraph numbers 9, 33, 34 and 35.
Time for our quarterly clear-up of the neighbourhood. Do come and join us!
Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road
Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs
When: Sunday 20 June
New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is adding something new this year —a home-grown High Street with ‘shops’ and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site.
A highlight of the Glasgow summer calendar for over a century, this year’s event is set for Saturday, 19 August, 2-5pm at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ.
Among the attractions:
- Vintage & Retro Boutique with upcycled clothing and collectables
- Fiona’s Flower Shop, with cut flowers and bouquets, houseplants & floral-themed gifts
- Shed-loads of Art – mini galleries in the greenhouses
- High Rise Bakery with artisan loaves and rolls
- The Open Air Market with jam, pickles and cordials plus pick-of-the-day produce
- Street food – delicious grub with veggie options
- The NVG Tea Room with legendary home-baking
- Plants grown and sold by the allotmenteers
- Kid’s corner with a bouncy castle and games
- ‘Live from Albert Square’ – music and performance in the courtyard
- and no High Street is complete without a pub so there’s a beer & wine bar too!
All that and more, plus an old-time Flower & Vegetable Show, with hundreds of prize-winning plants, flowers and produce, much of it on sale for bargain prices at the end of the day.
Admission is a very reasonable £1, and accompanied children under 12 are free!
Are you planning on having a stall in your garden or lane on Saturday?
Please ensure that you have adequate signage for your stall on the day, especially if you are tucked away in a garden. This helps us to keep people moving but – more important – helps them to find you so that you can earn more money in sales!